Since forming back in 2013, Newcastle’s own Trophy Eyes have been making waves in more than just the Australian punk scene! Being signed to Hopeless Records has helped Trophy Eyes not only bring two albums and an EP to the world, but they also got to play alongside Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and Seaway on the Intercontinental Championships Tour as well as playing across America as a part of the Warped Tour 2015 line-up. In fact; as you read this, Trophy Eyes recently started a headline tour across America that will see them performing almost nightly until December 17th!
WHO ARE TROPHY EYES?
John Floreani – Lead Vocals
Andrew Hallett – Lead Guitar
Kevin Cross – Rhythm Guitar
Jeremy Winchester – Bass, Backing Vocals
Blake “The Baker Boy” Caruso – Drums
EP: Everything Goes Away (2014)
Coming at you hard and fast from the opening notes on opening track ‘May 24’, Trophy Eyes’ debut EP showcases the raw talent that this Australian five-piece has to offer! The lyrics are emotionally driven as both Floreani and Winchester dig deep to bring out all the pent up feelings that were felt in the lead-up to the recording of this five song EP.
Album: Mend, Move On (2014)
Just in case you couldn’t get enough of Trophy Eyes already in 2014, the band released their debut album later that same year! Their first full length album consisted of eleven songs that come at you at a slightly faster and more punk driven pace than the EP did. Singles released from Mend, Move On include opening track ‘My Name On Paper’ where Floreani expresses his deepest feelings to his deceased grandmother, ‘Convalescence’ and ‘Responsibility And Structure’
Album: Chemical Miracle (2016)
Sophomore album Chemical Miracle was unfortunately the last project that original drummer Callum Cramp performed with Trophy Eyes, however don’t let that sad bit of knowledge detract from the animosity and intensity that this album broadcasts. With songs such as ‘Chlorine’ and ‘Breathe You In’, it’s no surprise to find out that Chemical Miracle reached number eight on the 2016 ARIA Charts!